We support the development of lacrosse across the UK with a focus on encouraging girls to play sport.
Team sports help young people to develop teamwork and commitment.
We have proudly supported lacrosse since 2011 and are committed to the development of the sport in the UK, through our partnerships with English Lacrosse and Lacrosse Scotland. Our main focus is centred on women’s junior lacrosse and encouraging girls to play sport, but we are also committed to the development of lacrosse as a whole.
“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with English Lacrosse and Lacrosse Scotland. Rathbones’ investment will support the growth of the sport and ensure the best possible experience for players and supporters at events." Philip Howell, Rathbones’ CEO.
This year is a big year for lacrosse in the UK with the FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup being held at Surrey Sports Park from 12 to 22 July. Not only the largest Lacrosse World Cup to date it will be the largest elite women’s sporting event in the UK in 2017. Find out more here.
Our partnership with English Lacrosse sees us sponsor a number of tournaments throughout the year. The premier lacrosse event in the British schools calendar is the Rathbones National Schools Lacrosse Championships (RNSLC), a four-day tournament which provides an opportunity for over 3,500 players to play against their peers from across the UK.
We also support the development of the sport through initiatives such as the Rathbones Community Expansion Programme (RCEP) and the Rathbones Bursary. The RCEP has introduced lacrosse to over 2,500 new players, in schools and communities who would not normally get the opportunity to learn this great game.
In Scotland we sponsor a number of tournaments in the schools sport calendar and are supporting Lacrosse Scotland to introduce the sport to new schools across the country.
We are also very proud of the Rathbones Fund which supports the development of the sport across all levels in Scotland, including men, women, mixed, juniors and schools. Find out how to make an application to the fund.
We are proud to be supporting the Welsh Lacrosse Association this year as they host the Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse Home Internationals. Over 250 athletes will be participating in what promises to be an outstanding showcase of the best of women’s lacrosse in the United Kingdom. For more information visit the Welsh Womens Lacrosse website.
Fourteen national teams from around the world visited Edinburgh in the summer of 2015 to compete for the title of U19 Women’s World Champion, with Canada taking the title and England winning Bronze.
The commitment and determination shown by the players are qualities that we encourage through our youth development initiatives.
Find out more about the event.